The Atlanta Braves are just two home runs shy of tying the single-season team home run record of 307 home runs. They have one game left to try and tie or break the record.
The Atlanta Braves have been chasing the 2019 Twins all season. The Twins blasted 307 homers in 2019 and set an all-time record. The 2019 New York Yankees also finished with 306 homers that same year. Regardless of the speculation around a juiced ball, those are the only two teams to ever have 300 homers in a season. Just happened to be the same season.
The Braves are currently just the third team to ever cross the 300-homer threshold.
The 2019 Twins were the first team to ever have five players with 30+ homers in a single season. The 2023 Braves have joined that exclusive list this season. Ronald Acuna Jr., Matt Olson, Marcell Ozuna, Austin Riley, and Ozzie Albies have all surpassed the 30-homer mark this season.
Matt Olson now holds the franchise record for homers and RBI in a season. Ronald Acuna Jr. is the only player to ever register a 40-homer, 70 steal season, in what is one of the all-time great offensive seasons.
So, tune in today for the Braves final regular season game to see if they can cap off an amazing season with one more record.
The Braves have clinched home-field advantage throughout the postseason. Dylan Dodd takes the mound in the final game of the season.